"Chrissy" Pronger Doesn't Do Skirts

Chicago Tribune puts lady's legs on Flyers defenseman's body

By Vince Lattanzio
|  Tuesday, Jun 8, 2010  |  Updated 9:30 PM CDT
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In the full-page poster that was part of Tuesday's issue, the Chicago Tribune dubbed the burly Canadian "Chrissy" and edited the photo to a woman figure skater's legs below his waist.

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Ladies and gentlemen, Chris Pronger does not dress in women's clothing or even parade around in a kilt.  At least that's what can be assumed from his reaction to a poster that hit Chicago newstands Tuesday.

In the full-page poster that was part of Tuesday's issue, the Chicago Tribune dubbed the burly Canadian "Chrissy" and Photoshopped a woman figure skater's legs below his waist.

It was accompanied with the line "Looks like Tarzan, skates like Jane."

NBC Philadelphia sports anchor John Clark tried to ask #20 how he felt about the poster during a post-practice press conference, but Pronger wanted nothing of it.

"I don't read what you guys write, good or bad," he said.

As Clark pressed to find out if such a depiction gets him fired up on the ice, Pronger appeared angry.

"Next question, next question, next question," he said, his voice getting progressively louder.

He finally answered the question with: "I really couldn't tell ya."

"Chrissy" isn't the first Philly sports figure to be womanized. During last year's run for the World Series, centerfielder Shane Victorino was fused to a cheerleader's body by the New York Post.

He was much more enthused by the whole thing: "I think it's awesome," he said at the time.

Pitcher Pedro Martinez's head was also dropped on the body of a baby after he had a poor showing against the Yankees in the same series.

Full Blackhawks Coverage: All the good stuff's right here. 

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